Significant Milestones for e-APP for Europe Project

PRESS RELEASE Significant Milestones for e-APP for Europe Project: Spain issues its first e-Apostilles and starts operating a central e-Register using state-of-the-art e-APP technology This week Spain issued and registered its first e-Apostilles using state-of-the-art technology developed under the e-APP (electronic Apostille Pilot Program) for Europe project, thus becoming the...

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Oman joins the Apostille Convention as 101st Contracting State

On Thursday 12 May 2011, the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Mr Sayyid Mohammed Harib 'Abdallah Al-Said, deposited Oman's instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents ("Apostille Convention"). As a result, Oman has become the 101st Contracting State to the Apostille Convention. ...

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Mexico Inter-American Meeting

Mexico Inter-American Meeting of International Hague Network Judges and Central Authorities on International Child Abduction (Mexico, 23-25 February 2011) Purpose of the Meeting The meeting was organized to discuss how to improve, among the countries represented, the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction...

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Haiti signs Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that on 2 March 2011 the Republic of Haiti signed the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. By signing the Convention, the Republic of Haiti signals its wish and intention to reform its child protection system, as well as its intercountry adoption...

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Publication of the Spanish version of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part IV - Enforcement

It is with great pleasure that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law announces the publication of the Spanish version of Part IV of the Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - Enforcement.  This Guide is based upon the principles of good practice presented to, and...

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30th Contracting State for the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

On Monday, 31 January 2011, the instrument of acceptance by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children was deposited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. The Convention will enter into force for the Kingdom of the...

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72 Members for the Hague Conference

On Thursday 27 January 2011, the Republic of Costa Rica deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the Conference's 72nd Member. The following Hague Conventions are already in force for Costa Rica: Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of...

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